GLP-1 receptor agonist lowers CVD and renal risk: study

It's the largest primary prevention cohort enrolled to date, authors say
Clare Pain
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In the longest trial yet of a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, dulaglutide has been shown to reduce major adverse events when added to usual therapies for patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease or CVD risk factors.

Writing in the Lancet, the authors say the study shows a reduction in the number of patients developing macroalbuminuria compared with those on placebo over a mean follow-up of 5.4 years.